Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs


CHICAGO (AP) — With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

  • Written by LINDSEY TANNER, AP Medical Writer

Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat.

  • Written by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened a three-day visit to New Delhi.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Nor'easter threatens Northeast with up to 2 feet of snow

NEW YORK (AP) — The Monday morning commute was normal for much of the Northeast as officials continued to urge residents to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day.

  • Written by VERENA DOBNIK, Associated Press

Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat.

  • Written by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press